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national correspondent john roberts goes inside the tragic numbe numbers. >> just as the pentagon thought it was making headway on the military suicide, a troubling reversal. 349 active duty service members took their lives in 2012. sharp increase from the previous year's 301. >> more veterans to suicide, to combat. that should outrage all americans. if there was an enemy weapons system kill 300 troops a year we'd figure out how to eliminate that enemy. >> the mill their tried to address the problem. every branch has a comprehensive suicide prevention program. >> how many of you in here know of someone who committed suicide? >> after remaining relatively flat for three years in t number of suicides spiked to record highs. >> it's a constant struck to understand the riskbe factors at play. we are dealing with the post dramatic stress, dramatic brain injury. service members on tremendous prescription medication, with multiple surgeries. >> general peter corelli, vice chief of staff said it's a difficult issue to fully understand. >> i happen to believe that the department of defense is doin
Jan 15, 2013 6:00am PST
that this number could rise again this year. it is a very important issue to address and john roberts is on it today live in atlanta. these numbers are disturbing, john. >> reporter: they really are, martha. a real turn around from the thar the last few years. here are the latest numbers the tally from the pentagon, look at this. in 201-1301 active duty service members died by suicide. in 2012 that number jumped to 249, this despite the pentagon has made suicide a priority and that every branch in the military has an aggressive and comprehensive suicide prevention program. perhaps most troubling, though is the situation with the marines. they were leadingth way in suicide prevention. we did a report on their program, yet last year their numbers jumped by 50 -- 50%. there is still an awful lot of troops falling through the cracks despite all of this focus on suicide prevention. bonnie carol is the director of the tragedy assistance program for survivors. here is what she told me about it. >> there may be traumatic brain injuries that are undiagnosed. post-traumatic stress causing anxie
Jan 15, 2013 8:00am PST
national correspondent john roberts is live in atlanta making a closer look at awful this. john. >> reporter: good afternoon to you. this really is a troubling reversal of what had been a positive trend over the past couple of years. here are the numbers according to a pentagon survey back in 2011 a year ago we had 301 suicides among active duty members n. 201-2349 suicides. that eastbound exceeded the deaths in afghanistan. the trend is continuing despite efforts by the pentagon to make it a top priority and every branch of the military has a comprehensive suicide prevention program. most troubling is the marines. they had been leading the charge in suicide prevention. the numbers had been down a couple of years. we dad did a report on that program. their numbers of service members, marines who committed suicide went up by 50% last year. according to bonnie carol who heads up the tragedy assistance program for survivors more and more troops are feeling the affects of repeated deployments. here is what she told me. >> for our men and women in uniform these are challenging times.
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